The legal profession is undergoing sweeping change, evolving into a “New Normal” – dramatic changes in legal economics and service delivery that are reshaping the traditional relationship between law firms and their clients. In times that demand extraordinary collaboration, the action at the interface is often tense and adversarial. Both sides feel fierce economic pressure. Both are struggling to adjust to a legal world turned upside down.
This is the universe of At the Intersection, the globally-acclaimed blog that explores the world of law firms and clients that need each other, but don’t always play well together. Pamela Woldow, named a “Legal Rebel” by the American Bar Association, is the perfect commentator for exploring the world of legal innovation. Pam is a former large firm litigator, corporate general counsel and litigation manager, and chief counsel for a government agency managing thousands of cases and tens of millions of budget dollars. She has walked miles in every lawyers’ shoes, whether they work in-house or in a firm.
Now Partner and General Counsel of global legal consulting firm Edge International, Pam helps both legal departments and law firm clients navigate the bewildering new world of RFPs, AFAs, LPOs and LPM, of burgeoning “BigLaw” global law firms, regional powerhouses, hyper-specialized boutiques, virtual law firms and everything in between. She has made herself a recognized global authority on Legal Project Management, working with first-adopters, first-followers and motivated catcher-uppers to design and implement LPM initiatives that really produce. In her blog, she shares candid insights into who’s doing what, what works, and what doesn’t.
Pam is more than a battlefield correspondent; as a consultant, Pam works daily with a broad spectrum of clients to improve the efficiency of legal service delivery and quality of law firm-client communication. As she travels around the world to work with law firms and legal departments, Pam both observes and defines law’s cutting edge. With her skill at staying ahead of the curve, Pam aggressively explores the trends and changes in the legal industry and actively incorporates best practices and innovative approaches into her own consulting.
An active architect of change herself, Pam is an avid observer of the profession’s movers, shakers, trend-setters and paradigm-shifters. She brings her wide-ranging observations to At the Intersection with incisiveness, wit and irreverence, a style that has won her a broad following throughout the world of social media.